Jason Lavallee Wins EPT London High Roller For £357,700

Jason Lavallee Wins EPT London High Roller For £357,700Jason Lavallee has won the 2013 EPT London High Roller, after besting a field of 159 players over three days on his way to capturing the title, and collecting the £357,700 first place prize. Following his remarkable victory in England’s capital city, the Canadian pro commented: “I picked up a lot of hands in fortunate spots and got lucky.”
The £10,300 High Roller event attracted some of the best known pros in the game, with several high-profile players reaching the final table of eight, including Sorel Mizzi, David “Devilfish” Ulliott, and Team PokerStars Pro Luca Pagano.
Jason Lavallee (K-K) then proceeded to eliminate Mark Teltscher (K-Q) in 8th (£44,775), before being dealt (J-9) and doing likewise to Luca Pagano (10c-8c) in 7th (£60,930), whose hand failed to improve after a promising 9c-Ah-Jc flop.
Continuing his assault on the final table, Lavallee (A-10) then dispatched Carla Sabini (7-7) to the rail in 4th (£132,320), and Sorel Mizzi in 3rd (£161,560) to get heads-up against Simon Higgins for the title. Unfortunately for Higgins, though, he started the heads-up battle on just 6bb and at a 20 to 1 chip disadvantage against Lavallee. Unsurprisingly, before long he, too, was out although Higgins did pick-up £242,330 for his runner-up finish. Commenting later on his impressive performance, Higgins said:
“I’m delighted. I didn’t really get the premium hands so I did have to wait, but there were lots of stacks playing flips so I thought I’d wait and ladder. The pay jumps were massive as you’d expect in a High Roller so I’m delighted to get second considering how short I was three-handed.”
Final Table Payouts:
1st. Jason Lavallee £357,700
2nd. Simon Higgins  £242,330
3rd. Sorel Mizzi    £161,560
4th. Carla Sabini   £132,320
5th. Tamer Kamel    £106,170
6th. David Ulliott  £82,315
7th. Luca Pagano    £60,930
8th. Mark Teltscher £44,775

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